Dr Paul E. Kerry is the honorary secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict. He works to foster the advancement of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 and the aims of the UK Government’s Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative, as well as to further the implementation of the House of Lords Select Committee report on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
He supports the work of the AMAR international charitable foundation in its peace-building projects such as the provision of healthcare for refugees and IDPs in the Middle East through constructing primary healthcare centres and the training and empowerment of local women as community health workers. AMAR is also committed to education through its rehabilitation of schools for children and establishment of vocational centres and continuing education programmes. The charity also strengthens civil society by delivering courses on human rights, the rule of law, and citizenship to women and others, and working to end discrimination and violence against minorities and promoting tolerance between religious groups by engaging key stakeholders in training and community projects.
Dr Kerry is a supernumerary research and teaching fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, and has co-convened the RAI’s research seminar on Constitutional Thought and History. He is also a visiting fellow in the Oxford Law Faculty’s Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government and has worked with the programme on topics relating to International Freedom of Religion or Belief and Ethics in Public Service. He co-convenes the History Faculty’s research seminar in Historiography at Christ Church, collaborates with the Faculty Theology and Religion’s Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, and participates in the Voltaire Foundation’s Enlightenment Workshop.
Dr Kerry has held fellowships at Princeton, Cambridge, and Edinburgh and is helping to facilitate a Global Women Studies programme at Brigham Young University where he has been an associate professor. He took his doctorate from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.